This piece is from a set of sculptural works which serves as an inquiry into the struggle between the technology and nature; the contrast between the intentional and the spontaneous, between the “raw” and the “cooked”. In this case, the part of the tree that transitions between the root and the trunk is characterized by ripples of wood grain that are responses to the tremendous structural forces that the tree resists over its lifetime. This creates a marbled optical effect that is usually found only in stone, hence the name.

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